Flashback: Kim Cogan Explores Memories As A Source Of Meaning For The Future

Artist Kim Cogan explores the iconography of our memories in his first solo exhibition in San Francisco in over 5 years. Flashback is both a consequence of Cogan’s earlier works dealing with time, memory and place as a source of meaning, and it is also the inception of a new inquiry on imagery over form. What icons trigger nostalgia in us? Is it merely the representations of familiar places and objects, or is it the expression of color and light that evoke our memories? Steeped in the city’s obscure enclaves and outer landscapes, Cogan is immersed in a San Francisco seemingly bygone. Artifacts of the present transport us back to a time and place at once familiar and incomplete. Witnessing the vanishing architecture of our streets can activate recollections of the past akin to discovering a long-lost photograph of a childhood memory. Cogan’s work reminds us that, in this inescapable race forward, our experience of contemporary life and art draws much more from our understanding of the past than our untethered ideas of the future.
Kim Cogan’s new solo exhibition, titled ‘Flashback’, will be hosted at the Hashimoto Contemporary gallery, San Francisco (Oct. 7 – Oct. 28, 2017).

Flashback: Kim Cogan explores memories as a source of meaning for the future

Flashback: Kim Cogan explores memories as a source of meaning for the future

Flashback: Kim Cogan explores memories as a source of meaning for the future

Flashback: Kim Cogan explores memories as a source of meaning for the future

Flashback: Kim Cogan explores memories as a source of meaning for the future

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